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Teachers’ Grammar; Language and Neuroscience; Ebola Advice for Colleges; A.P. History Anger: It’s Required Readings!

Hello! Welcome to another set of Required Readings. Here are some of the more interesting or unusual education-based stories that I’ve found around the web over the last few days.


Teachers’ knowledge of grammar has been called into question in the UK, with the blame being placed on a lack of formal grammar education in the 90s and 00s – the years in which the current generation of new teachers would have been at school.

Swedish neuroscientists have performed some interesting research into what happens to the brain when a person learns a new language.

In the wake of the Ebola crisis, the CDC has issued strong advice to US Universities as the new academic year begins.

US Conservatives are up in arms about some changes that are being made to A.P US History exam. Gotta be up in arms about something, I suppose.


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Alasdair is a high school English teacher in Scotland. He's a passionate skeptic and science fan, which is why he runs a discussion club for young skeptics in his school. He loves space and astronomy more than pretty much anything and is studying for a physics degree in his spare time in order to become qualified to teach science.

He lives with a cat made of distilled hatred and spikes.

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